WWE Raw rating/viewership for this week

Oct 4, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

Monday’s live WWE RAW drew an average of 1.599 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

This is down 4.48% from last week’s 1.674 million viewers.

For this week’s show, the first hour drew 1.701 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 1.728 million), the second hour drew 1.683 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 1.751 million) and the final hour drew 1.413 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 1.543 million).

Monday’s RAW drew a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is down 11.11% from last week’s 0.45 key demo rating. That 0.40 key demo rating represents 526,000 18-49 viewers, which is down 10.39% from the 587,000 18-49 viewers that last week’s 0.45 key demo rating represented, according to Wrestlenomics.

RAW ranked #7 for the night on the Cable Top 150 with the 0.40 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is down from last week’s #5 ranking. The NFL Monday Night Football game between Los Angeles and San Francisco on ESPN at 8:13pm topped the night on the Cable Top 150 with a 3.26 key demo rating. The game also topped the night on cable in viewership with 10.863 million.

RAW ranked #20 for the night in viewership on cable this week, behind the LA vs. San Francisco NFL game on ESPN, Monday Night Kickoff on ESPN, Monday Night Post-game on ESPN, The Five, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Jesse Watters Primetime, Hannity, Special Report with Brett Baier, Rachel Maddow Show, Gutfeld!, The Ingraham Angle, Outnumbered, Sportscenter at midnight, America’s Newsroom at 10am, America Reports, America’s Newsroom at 9am, FOX & Friends at 8am, The Faulkner Focus, and the LA vs. San Francisco NFL game on ESPN2. This is down from last week’s #17 ranking for the night in viewership on cable.

Monday’s RAW drew the lowest key demo rating since the post-Money In the Bank episode on Independence Day, but the viewership is right around what the show did on September 19. RAW also saw around 17% of viewers tune out for the third hour this week. RAW had major sports competition from Week 4 of NFL Monday Night Football this week as the LA vs. San Francisco game drew around 22 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2, including the related shows. The NFL did not air on ABC this week as they have in recent weeks. This week’s RAW viewership was down 4.48% from last week’s episode, while this week’s key demo rating was down 11.11% from last week.

Monday’s RAW viewership was down 13.89% from the same week in 2021, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 23.07% from the same week in 2021. The 2021 episode was the WWE Draft show.

Bachelor In Paradise on ABC drew an average of 2.154 million viewers on broadcast TV at 8pm, while The Neighborhood drew 5.456 million viewers on CBS, The Voice drew 6.560 million viewers on NBC, 911 drew 4.995 million viewers on FOX, CW’s Mysteries Decoded drew 301,000 viewers, Telemundo’s Exatlon drew 953,000 viewers, and Univision’s La Herencia drew 1.439 million viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV. The Voice drew the top key demo rating of the night with a 0.71, while NCIS on CBS drew the top viewership of the night with 6.923 million.

Monday’s RAW aired live from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, and had the following line-up advertised ahead of time – the go-home build for Extreme Rules, Seth Rollins and Riddle meeting face-to-face before the Fight Pit with a No Contact Clause, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Dakota Kai vs. Candice LeRae, Braun Strowman vs. Chad Gable, Otis vs. Johnny Gargano, the WWE Extreme Rules Ladder Match contract signing with Bayley and RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, plus The Judgment Day vs. AJ Styles and Rey Mysterio. The main event ended up being WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion IYO SKY vs. Alexa Bliss.

Below is our 2022 RAW Viewership Tracker, along with the WWE Top 10 video for Monday’s show:

January 3 Episode: 1.716 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Day 1 episode)
January 10 Episode: 1.633 million viewers with a 0.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 17 Episode: 1.613 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 24 Episode: 1.766 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 31 Episode: 1.865 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 7 Episode: 1.387 million viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Syfy episode)
February 14 Episode: 1.602 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Syfy episode)
February 21 Episode: 1.825 million viewers with a 0.51 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 28 Episode: 1.753 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 7 Episode: 1.775 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 14 Episode: 1.700 million viewers with a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 21 Episode: 1.770 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 28 Episode: 1.979 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic (WrestleMania RAW episode)
April 4 Episode: 2.101 million viewers with a 0.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-WrestleMania 38 episode)
April 11 Episode: 1.803 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 18 Episode: 1.648 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 25 Episode: 1.614 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Randy Orton 20th Anniversary episode)
May 2 Episode: 1.581 million viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 9 Episode: 1.652 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-WrestleMania Backlash episode)
May 16 Episode: 1.737 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 23 Episode: 1.732 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 30 Episode: 1.497 million viewers with a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 6 Episode: 1.872 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Hell In a Cell episode)
June 13 Episode: 1.695 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 20 Episode: 1.986 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 27 Episode: 1.951 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic (John Cena 20th Anniversary episode)
July 4 Episode: 1.563 million viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-MITB Independence Day episode)
July 11 Episode: 1.735 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 18 Episode: 1.765 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 25 Episode: 1.901 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Rey Mysterio 20th Anniversary MSG episode)
August 1 Episode: 2.230 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-SummerSlam episode)
August 8 Episode: 1.956 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 15 Episode: 1.978 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 22 Episode: 2.005 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 29 Episode: 2.107 million viewers with a 0.59 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 5 Episode: 2.054 million viewers with a 0.58 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Clash at The Castle episode)
September 12 Episode: 1.710 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 19 Episode: 1.594 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 26 Episode: 1.674 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 3 Episode: 1.599 million viewers with a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 10 Episode:

2021 Viewership Average: 1.756 million viewers per episode
2021 18-49 Key Demographic Rating Average: 0.50 per episode

2020 Viewership Average: 1.880 million viewers per episode

2019 Viewership Average: 2.418 million viewers per episode

2018 Viewership Average: 2.823 million viewers per episode

2017 Viewership Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode

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